Lutheran
Lutheran \Lu"ther*an\, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who accepts or adheres to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lutheran — ► NOUN 1) a follower of the German protestant theologian Martin Luther (1483 1546). 2) a member of the Lutheran Church. ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or characterized by the theology of Martin Luther. 2) relating to the Lutheran Church. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Lutheran — Lu ther*an, a. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutheran — [lo͞o′thərən] adj. 1. of Martin Luther 2. of his doctrines, esp. justification by faith 3. designating or of the Protestant denomination founded by Luther n. any member of a Lutheran Church Lutheranism n …   English World dictionary

  • Lutheran — 1521, from name of German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483 1546); used by Catholics 16c. in reference to all Protestants, regardless of sect. Related: Lutheranism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lutheran — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lutheran — UK [ˈluːθərən] / US [ˈluθərən] noun [countable] Word forms Lutheran : singular Lutheran plural Lutherans a member of a Christian religious group formed in Germany in the 16th century and still active in parts of the world Derived word: Lutheran… …   English dictionary

  • Lutheran — I. noun Date: 1521 a member of a Lutheran church II. adjective Date: 1530 1. of or relating to religious doctrines (as justification by faith alone) developed by Martin Luther or his followers 2. of or relating to the Protestant churches adhering …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lutheran — 1. adjective Of the Lutheran church, as opposed to a Catholic church. A Lutheran understanding of the Lords Supper is not the same as that of other denominations. 2. noun A member of any of the Christian churches of which identify with the… …   Wiktionary

  • Lutheran — noun a follower of the German protestant theologian Martin Luther (1483–1546). ↘a member of the Lutheran Church. adjective of or characterized by the theology of Martin Luther. ↘relating to the Lutheran Church. Derivatives Lutheranism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lutheran — Lutheranism, Lutherism, n. /looh theuhr euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Luther, adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name. n. 2. a follower of Luther or an adherent of his doctrines; a member… …   Universalium

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